Crime & Courts

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jamaica

Brooklyn man charged in five Queens bank robberies: Cops

JAMAICA — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with five bank robberies throughout the borough, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Hillcrest

Cops seek suspect in Hillcrest bank robbery

HILLCREST — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted in a bank robbery, which occurred last Thursday around 11 p.m. Comment.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Elmhurst

Cops search for robber of Elmhurst bodega

ELMHURST — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery around 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at an Elmhurst bodega, police said. Comment.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Elmhurst

Woodsider admits to throwing away baby: DA

ELMHURST — A Woodside woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday for throwing her baby in the trash can of an Elmhurst Hospital restroom, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

School safety agent charged with petit larceny: NYPD

An off-duty school safety agent — 32-year-old Nygay Harris — was arrested and charged with petit larceny in the 113th Precinct at about 9 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Laurelton

Sanders hands meeting on crime over to chief of staff

Donovan Richards’ political aspirations got a bit of a boost last week when his boss, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), handed over the reins of a crime summit he had convened to his young chief of staff. Comment.
Howard Beach

Cops need people’s help to ID boro bank robber

HOWARD BEACH — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in identifying one man wanted in connection to a bank robbery within the 106th precinct. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Editorial

Final Chapter in Bell Case

Hopefully, this will be the final chapter in the saga of Sean Bell, who was fatally shot by the police. Comment.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Howard Beach

Funeral held for Howard Beach subway victim

A young Howard Beach resident was laid to rest Thursday less than a week after he was struck and killed by a subway train, and a 33-year-old man has been charged with attempted assault in his death, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Astoria leaders decry man’s death

Two days after a 23-year-old man was found shot in the head at Astoria Houses and his teenage neighbor charged with murder, community leaders and a city councilman pledged to fight the gun violence they said was plaguing their neighborhood. Comments (2).
South Jamaica

NYPD ousts cops in Bell shooting

It has been nearly 5 1/2 years since the killing of Sean Bell threw a spotlight on the tensions between the NYPD and the communities it serves, but voices from southeast Queens said the relationship still is strained after the firing of the detective who fired the first of 50 shots and the forced resignations of three other officers. Comment.
South Jamaica

Visit home claims young life

A young man left his troubles and his South Jamaica home to try to better himself, but his life was cut short when he returned briefly to visit his family last weekend, his grieving mother said. Comments (8).
Corona

Two killed in Corona, Elmhurst on violent weekend

Two men were killed at separate spots close to Junction Boulevard within 12 hours of each other, marking the end to a bloody Sunday that saw at least three murders committed. Comments (17).
Flushing

Cops seek man in boro, Manhattan robberies

FLUSHING — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of robbing two banks in the 7th and 109th precincts last week. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

South Ozone Park

S Ozone pimp pleads guilty

A 33-year-old South Ozone Park man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in Queens Supreme Court Friday for pimping out an adolescent girl, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (2).
Howard Beach

Man from Howard Beach struck by train dies: Cops

HOWARD BEACH — A verbal dispute resulted in the death of a Howard Beach man, who was struck and killed by a northbound train at the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn, police said. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Astoria

Astoria Houses man found dead with shot to head in building lobby

A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (29).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

South Jamaica

Officer who fired first bullet during Sean Bell shooting fired from NYPD

Four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell are being forced out of the NYPD, police said. Comments (1).

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